Stonewall (2015)

ROLAND EMMERICH Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  USA, 2015.  Centropolis Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jon Robin Baitz.  Cinematography by Markus Forderer.  Produced by Roland Emmerich, Michael Fossat, Marc Frydman, Carsten H.W. Lorenz.  Music by Rob Simonsen.  Production Design by Michele Laliberte.  Costume Design by Simonetta Mariano.  Film Editing by Adam Wolfe.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies. …

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The Substance Of Fire (1996)

DANIEL J. SULLIVAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1996.  Miramax.  Screenplay by Jon Robin Baitz, based on his play.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Jon Robin Baitz, Randy Finch, Ron Kastner.  Music by Joseph Vitarelli.  Production Design by Mark Ricker.  Costume Design by Terri Purcell.  Film Editing by Pamela Martin.   Sterling drama stars an excellent Ron Rifkin as a Holocaust survivor now entering…

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Last Summer In The Hamptons (1995)

HENRY JAGLOM Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1995.  Jagtoria Films, The Rainbow Film Company. Screenplay by Henry Jaglom, Victoria Foyt.  Cinematography by Hanania Baer.  Produced by Judith Wolinsky.   Production Design by Jeff Monte, Bruce Postman. Costume Design by Catherine Pierson.  Film Editing by Henry Jaglom.   I love this carefree, intelligently written and directed film by independent…

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One Fine Day (1996)

MICHAEL HOFFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1996.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Rosa Productions, Twentieth Century Fox, Via Rosa Productions.  Screenplay by Terrel Seltzer, Ellen Simon.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Lynda Obst.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Susie DeSanto.  Film Editing by Garth Craven.  Academy Awards 1996.  Golden Globe Awards 1996.  Michelle Pfeiffer couldn’t be…

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People I Know

DANIEL ALGRANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Al Pacino is terrific as an overworked, aging New York City publicist who is planning a big shindig to raise money for African refugees who are being deported. The night before the fundraiser, his one major client (Ryan O’Neal) shows up in need of a favour: a television starlet…

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